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On December 1, 2016, Parker Hannifin Corporation and CLARCOR Inc. announced that the companies have entered into a definitive agreement under which Parker will acquire CLARCOR for approximately $4.3 billion in cash, including the assumption of net debt. The transaction has been unanimously approved by the board of directors of each company. Upon closing of the transaction, expected to be completed by or during the first quarter of Parker’s fiscal year 2018, CLARCOR will be combined with Parker’s Filtration Group to form a leading and diverse global filtration business. Bass, Berry & Sims has served CLARCOR as primary corporate and securities counsel for 10 years and served as lead counsel on this transaction. Read more here.

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Britt K. Latham

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Nashville
(615) 742-7762 TEL
(615) 742-2847 FAX

Britt K. Latham

Member

Nashville
(615) 742-7762 TEL
(615) 742-2847 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-7762 TEL
(615) 742-2847 FAX

Until February 2016, Britt Latham served as the Chair of the firm's Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice group, and he currently serves as co-chair of the firm's Securities & Shareholder Litigation practice group. Britt has been involved in numerous high profile cases, including notably the successful representation of a public company involving the breach of a $1.5 billion merger agreement, and in significant federal securities, ERISA, and derivative multi-district litigation related to an investment fund loss in the wake of the financial crisis.

Britt represents public companies, their directors and senior management in complex securities class actions, merger class actions, and other types of business disputes, as well as advising public and private clients involved in internal investigations. He has protected the interests of clients in more than 50 class actions in various states, with billions in potential exposure.

Until February 2016, Britt Latham served as the Chair of the firm's Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice group, and he currently serves as co-chair of the firm's Securities & Shareholder Litigation practice group. Britt has been involved in numerous high profile cases, including notably the successful representation of a public company involving the breach of a $1.5 billion merger agreement, and in significant federal securities, ERISA, and derivative multi-district litigation related to an investment fund loss in the wake of the financial crisis.

Britt represents public companies, their directors and senior management in complex securities class actions, merger class actions, and other types of business disputes, as well as advising public and private clients involved in internal investigations. He has protected the interests of clients in more than 50 class actions in various states, with billions in potential exposure.

More specifically, Britt's practice encompasses:

  • Securities & Shareholder Litigation – Representing corporate defendants in securities and business-related litigation, including class actions, shareholder disputes and derivative actions in state and federal court, in mediation and in pre-litigation work-outs.
  • Compliance & Government Investigations – Conducting internal investigations for public and private companies; representing companies under civil or administrative investigation from various federal agencies, including the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Office of the Inspector General and the Department of Justice.
  • Healthcare Litigation – Representing hospitals and health systems and other healthcare-related entities in litigation and in connection with internal investigations and responding to government inquiries.

Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Britt practiced for 10 years with an international law firm in Dallas, Texas.

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Chambers USA — Litigation: General Commercial (2016)

Best Lawyers in America® — Commercial Litigation (2013-2017)

Mid-South Super Lawyers (2014-2016)

Benchmark Litigation — Future Star: Tennessee (2010-2017)

Martindale-Hubbell — AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated

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